Liberal commentators in diverse news media with whom I
generally agree tend to suffer SSDD (Same Stuff, Different Day).
Conservatives, however, are endlessly creative when it comes to their abilities to stoke anger and fear.
I was The CincinnatiEnquirer’s new federal beat reporter and the late federal judge Carl Rubin asked what I knew about courts.
“The only ones I’ve covered were Native Courts in Northern
Rhodesia, but they’re just like the ones here: white judges and black
The election’s done, but I’m still puzzling over the Enquirer endorsement of the parks levy. From what the two endorsement editorials said about the park board, its president Otto Budig and Mayor John Cranley, I expected Enquirer opposition to the levy.
Listening to Morning Edition on
WVXU, I was struck by a black Baptist pastor’s word choice when asked about the
Supreme Court 5-4 ruling on same-sex marriage. He helped crystalize something
that has been bothering me about the whole debate: “Holy matrimony.”